Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.
Once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Here is the the touching "how we met" story of an acquaintance. www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-hs-ca
Best wishes to all sweethearts on this special day!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious, honking her horn and screaming in frustration. She had missed her chance to get through the intersection and dropped her cell phone.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window, and looked into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.
He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed and placed in a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. The woman was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind you while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the "What Would Jesus Do" bunper sticker, the "Choose Civility" license-plate holder, the "Follow Me to Sunday School" bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk..."
"So naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car!"
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
My daughter-in-law is a Girl Scout leader.
My son just sent me this picture of his exercise area.
How many of us could exercise effectively while gazing across hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies?
I'm glad I don't have to face the temptation!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
My husband Gene was a lot of fun. He was a great tease. He loved puns and practical jokes. Such a kidder!
Unfortunately, he smoked for 55 years, and the last few months of his life, he was visited by kidney cancer, stroke, and ultimately a fatal heart attack. For his sake I'm glad it was so quick. For my sake I'm glad we had some little time to discuss the future.
One day he asked me, "What are you going to do after I'm gone?"
That question made it feel so final...so absolute...so frightening...so alone. What would I do?
I couldn't stop myself from making him chuckle just once more. I replied, "I'm going to hire a gigolo and take a cruise around the world; buy a condo in Malibu and take up surfing; buy a little two-seat car and name it Gene...and that way Gene will take me shopping and Gene will take me out to dinner and maybe Gene will even take me to Alaska!"
(Some of you might remember that silly list of projects...I used it for an answer to "What will you do when you reach your goal weight?" and won a Spark contest a couple years ago!)
Twelve years have passed.
I bought myself a little pickup truck, and had "Gene" painted on each side. I take a trip at every opportunity, and have accumulated 228,000 miles with Gene. My friends say, "I knew Esther was here because I saw Gene in the parking lot." I visited Malibu, California and Key West, Florida within the same month. I actually have been in 48 of these United States. The drive to Alaska is still waiting. I moved to a warm part of the country. I continued working. Working and saving and planning...all good therapy.
Now, retired, I have time to travel even more.
Soon, I'm setting out on a sea cruise...not around the world, but around 1/8 of the the world. I'm looking at it here on my desk globe. Exciting!
Today, I stopped by my Credit Union to make some financial arrangements. The cute boy who works there offered to come along and carry my luggage. To my query, he said he can dance...HMMM! Maybe next trip!
I doesn't take much to bring a smile to this ol' lady!
Hold on to your silly memories!
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